When you are stressed out, you’ve taken on responsibilities of things you don’t have the power to carry. Jesus is not surprised by your stress, anxiety, and exhaustion. He instead invites you to walk with Him so He can give you the peace you are seeking.
Maybe the business deal you are waiting for hasn’t gone through, or the opportunity you have been praying for is not here yet, or even the right person hasn’t come into your life however, don’t start looking to the left or to the right, look ahead! What is ahead of you is greater than what is behind you. God does not want to just meet your needs or give you the desires of your heart; He wants to fill your storehouse with exceedingly, abundantly type of blessings that surpass all the you can ask, think or imagine!
God is always in the business of doing something extraordinary in your life and I can guarantee that it is bigger and better than anything you can have dreamt and imagined. Greater things are possible for you right in the place where God has positioned you. For me, my place is Miami and the specific locations I can currently make a grand impact are at Florida International University and by being connected to my local church and our amazing young adults ministry (#WildAndUntamed).
Your perception and interpretation dictates the outcome of the situation. It doesn’t matter nearly as much where the pressure comes from as it does what you do with it, which will determine what it produces in your life.
What is happening around you is really what God is doing in you.
Only God can show you how to convert the pressure into something glorious. You may have been here before and what you are facing seems far more difficult than the past but you and I serve a faithful and never changing God who is able to deliver is from anything.
Often, we settle for dreams and visions that are far less than those that God has for us.
When you know God has promised you greater things, you don’t wait for a sign to appear before you respond.
Imperfect people are vital to the cause of Christ, not because of any deficiency in God but because God’s perfect choices aren’t based upon worldly criteria.
Our mind is our greatest battlefield and in the midst of a war; we must be strong. The mind is the source for every action we take, every decision we make, and every thought we allow to linger.
I wonder what our lives would look like if we would reflect on the word of God instead of looking at other people to see if we measure up.
God’s intentions are always good intentions. He won’t give you just anything, he will give you the best and sometimes it is easy for you and I to forget that, because all we can think about is the door that didn’t open or that door that just closed on us when we really needed it.
Has it ever crossed your mind that sometimes what God deconstructs is just as important as what He develops. You go from glory to glory; you will NEVER walk in victory to end in defeat.
Shine a light on your insecurities and begin to see them through different lenses. It is not that you no longer have fear; fear doesn’t have (power over) you.
Change your perspective and start looking at things this way:
See your guilt as an opportunity for grace.
See you hopelessness as an opportunity for faith.
Every offense that comes your way is a brand new opportunity for forgiveness.
eing able to build community is essential to your walk with God but now more than ever, He is calling His people to know Him by going deep in the scriptures. Expanding your knowledge in the Word and deepening your relationship with Christ is vital to knowing the heart of God because ultimately, to know Him is to love Him.
Since faith is the evidence of things hoped for, the substance of things unseen; it is also the invisible connection point by which you reach out and grab what you are hoping for and you are bringing it right into this present moment. Sometimes, you just need to zoom out and change your frame of reference. You can’t just set your frame up and leave it still. You need to anticipate what will happen next.
You don’t have to move out in fear; remind yourself who you are and what our heavenly father says about you.